Football

Suárez's 4-month ban stays, but cleared to train again

His four-month ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini stays.

The court of arbitration for sport (CAS) on Thursday upheld Luis Suárez’s ban for biting during Uruguay’s World Cup match against Italy on June 24.

But Suarez, who has moved to Barcelona from Liverpool, has been cleared to train again, The Guardian reported.

Fifa imposed a four-month ban on all football-related activity, plus a nine-match international ban and a £66,000 (S$137,000) fine.

The world governing body's appeal committee later upheld the sanctions, meaning the earliest he can play for Barcelona is Oct 26.

Suárez has been banned three times for biting opponents.

Banned for 10 matches

In April last year, he was banned for 10 matches after biting Branislav Ivanovic in a Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield.

He was also banned for seven matches by the Dutch FA in November 2010 for sinking his teeth into Otman Bakkal of PSV Eindhoven.

In 2011, he was given an eight-match suspension by the FA for racially abusing the former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra.

Source: The Guardian 

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